All I’ve done…

…is piece these little houses from scraps. They are so fun and satisfying. You really can’t go wrong combining the fabrics and I find hand stitching to be sooo relaxing. Maybe a little too relaxing since I am still having trouble with that whole stitching and snoring thing. Life’s been busy lately and when I sit down to sew I fall asleep, needle in hand.

Actually, I’ve done just a little more than piece the houses. I have two more finishes for 2012 thanks to Bellwether’s hand quilters.

The quilt above is from the hand piecing class I took with Jo Morton a couple of years ago. That was fun and I am pleased I actually finished the class project. That never happens with me. I think putting so much time into hand piecing the stars motivated me to get it done. I always like a quilt bordered in half square triangles, too.

I am finding myself attracted to every quilt I see with the color cheddar in it. What is it about that color? This is my small quilt made from the leftover fabric bits I’ve been storing. Doesn’t the cheddar fabric make the other pieces look delicious? Maybe it’s just me.

I am doing some hand quilting of my own and maybe one day soon I’ll be finished and posting those photos. But, before then I will be showing my red and white baskets. I got my card from Bellwether yesterday that it’s already quilted!! That means I will be able to put it in my guild’s show this June before I send it to Linda for the Quilts in the Barn raffle.

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  1. Lovely wee quilts – I love the cheddar in the second (4-patch) one and also the stars in the first. Your houses also are very cute – I must get back to mine!

  2. Such cute little houses 🙂 They are fun.
    Love your DJ block. The L1 really is a good block to showcase some lovely fabric…. hmmm don't think I've done that one yet.
    Love all your little quilts. And your pink lemonade is very delicious! Elly

  3. Your two little quilts are great! I love the pink/browns, and of course anything cheddar! I've found people either love or hate cheddar. I simply don't understand hating that wonderful color! It makes those tiny squares of color just twinkle.

  4. Precious little quilts – the colors and the handquilting!

    Liking your hand-pieced scrappy houses too…and by the way…mine are paperpieced and I can still snore at the same time:o) Have lost count of the times I have fallen asleep at the machine…not a good thing!

  5. Love your little Lemoyne Star quilt! Love cheddar too, especially with indigo. Stars must have been just right this weekend, I had a really good sewing Sunday.

  6. Your little houses are darling!! Maybe I need to try hand pieceing again.
    The little handquilted quilts are lovely. There is quite a bit of quilting in them to enjoy. I`m loving cheddar right now too – my stash of them is getting low and finding new ones that are `just right` is hard.

  7. Your little house blocks are just delightful, I intend on making 12, but haven't got there yet!
    Your handquilted small quilts are divine, yes, I agree the cheddar creates such a lovely background for those little four-patches! Beautiful work!!!

  8. Your houses are so sweet and scrappy, I just love them.
    Great new finishes. I'm especially partial to the 4-patch –
    Beautiful quilting on both.

  9. I do love your little houses with the "light in the window".
    What beautiful little quilts. I've never heard mention of Bellwether before (maybe I just haven't paid attention in class), but the quilting being done is wonderful!

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